Microsoft has accidentally revealed the existence of the as yet unconfirmed Surface Mini tablet, mentioning the device within the Surface Pro 3 user manual.
With the sub-sized Surface Mini having been tipped to land alongside the 10-inch flagship tablet at a dedicated launch event last month, widespread reports have suggested that Microsoft pulled the device just days before the planned unveiling.
Now, however, the Surface Mini has made An impromptu appearance of its own, being repeatedly mentioned in the user manual of the Surface Pro 3 – the device which ended up being the star of the New York show.
Adding further backing to claims that the Surface Mini was supposed to touch down weeks ago, the user manual posted the official Microsoft website repeatedly refers to the iPad mini rival as opposed to the Surface Pro 3.
“You’ll pair your new pen with Surface Mini a little later during setup,” one excerpt from the official document states.
Further mentions of the reportedly 7-inch device have seen the Surface Mini name used alongside references to the device’s OneNote compatibility and use of the rotation lock features found within Windows 8.
Despite the latest leaks direct from the official Microsoft’s document, it is currently unclear whether or not the manufacturer still intends to release the device.
According to recent rumours, it has been suggested that new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO turn Microsoft Executive VP Stephen Elop decided to pull the plug on the Surface Mini project after Steve Ballmer stepped down.
As you would expect, Microsoft has yet to officially comment on the latest Surface Mini leaks or the internal existence of such a device.
We will of course keep you updated on the latest so stay tuned to TrustedReviews for all you need to know about the Surface Mini.
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